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Budget Breakdown: Iceland’s Ring Road Edition

Budget Breakdown: Iceland’s Ring Road Edition

This post contains affiliate links.  Ahhh, Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice, or what I like to call, the Land that Nearly Makes Everyone Broke. Yes, the rumors are true, Iceland is expensive. Since my trip in November, I’ve learned a few tips and […]

Review: Iceland’s outdoor oasis the Hrísmóar Cabin

Review: Iceland’s outdoor oasis the Hrísmóar Cabin

This post is sponsored by the owners of the Hrísmóar Cabin. This post also contains affiliate links.  After being awake for 36 hours, I was in desperate need of an oasis on my Iceland road trip. I had embarked from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and arrived in […]

Why I remain unplugged on vacation

Why I remain unplugged on vacation

We live through screens. We’re constantly regurgitating content on our smartphones, laptops, and devices from the moment we wake up to the moment we fall asleep. I’m very guilty of this since I lead a digital nomad lifestyle. I never unplug from my technological devices […]

Iceland’s Silfra fissure snorkeling review

Iceland’s Silfra fissure snorkeling review

A dozen expletives flew out of my mouth the first time I touched the water in the Silfra fissure. And, no, that wouldn’t be the last time profanity would be said through clenched teeth on this snorkeling tour. Ironically, though, the profanity was sometimes the […]

Stocking stuffer ideas for travel enthusiasts

Stocking stuffer ideas for travel enthusiasts

This post contains affiliate links. The first snowfall happened in Minnesota, which means I’m in a full holiday planning mode! My apartment is fully decked out in cranberries and pinecones for the winter months. I’m also racking my brain on what to purchase family and […]

Stop shaming female solo travelers

Stop shaming female solo travelers

My biggest pet peeve is people who say we don’t need feminism. Want to know my second biggest pet peeve? Shaming women travelers. Before I go into my educational tirade, let me tell you a story. At the time, I was a young, spry 21-year-old […]

Wedding ring debate: Is it safe to wear your engagement ring while traveling?

Wedding ring debate: Is it safe to wear your engagement ring while traveling?

Saying “I do,” suddenly doesn’t seem so scary anymore once you get engaged. You did it, you found the one you’re going to spend the rest of your life with — GO YOU! What suddenly becomes a part of daily reality is when it’s appropriate […]

Packing crisis! Not everything fits and I’m about to miss my flight

Packing crisis! Not everything fits and I’m about to miss my flight

I looked like a clown wearing a poncho. All that was missing from my ensemble was an oversized-sombrero and the red, clown shoes. What was even more ridiculous was that many of the articles of “clothing” I was wearing, wasn’t clothing at all. On my […]

Gifts for travel enthusiasts

Gifts for travel enthusiasts

This post contains affiliate links. Whether you’re in the middle of wedding season or two weeks from Christmas, this gift guide for travel enthusiasts will be your lifesaver! I pride myself on being able to buy thoughtful and meaningful gifts for family and friends. So […]

How to island hop in Puerto Rico

How to island hop in Puerto Rico

This post contains affiliate links. Island hopping in the Caribbean is one of the best relaxing vacations. Enjoying day after day lounging on the beach, now that’s paradise. The best part about island hopping is experiencing new beaches and exploring new areas, yet you still […]